Who among us doesn’t like road trips! Especially among the people who live in a heavenly abode like India! It’s not crucial for one to be a traveler or a pilgrim to enjoy life while leaving one’s polluted and stressful life behind and just wander while praising the divine beauty of mother earth. It doesn’t need any formal timetable or schedule for planning road trips as needed in other traveling modes, it just needs a hearty wish and some spare time to start off your car engine and race through the scenic realm of nature.
Though if you are a rookie at all this and are confused along with excitement flooding your nerves, we are here to guide you with a no-doubt flat top 10 list that will fulfill your hunger of adventure and thrill to the fullest!
1. Leh And Srinagar
A great need to explain this road trip route is not felt like this route mostly synonymic as Leh-Manali-Leh is proudly known as the Mecca of travelers and the web is flooded with the reviews of this place. What else do you want to get refreshed other than this 12-18 day soothing journey? And if you are carrying a bunch of travel devotees with you, an SUV is advisable.
Best experience:- May – November.
Route length:- 2500 km
Route:- Delhi – Jammu (1N) – Srinagar (3N) – Kargil (1N)– Ladakh (3N) – Manali (2N) – Delhi
2. The Road Trip To Bhutan
Now pack your bags Bhutan lovers, you ain’t need a visa to travel to Bhutan if you have an Indian passport. The mouth of your route may be Siliguri that will have Guwahati on the other end. Some of the famous destinations namely the Phajoding monastery, Tiger Nest in Paro, and Haa Valley, also known as the “Hidden Land Rice Valley” are worth visiting.
Best experience:- October-April
Route length:- 1000km
Route:- Siliguri – Phuentsholing(1N) – Paro(2N) – Punakha(1N) – Gangtey – Thimphu(1N) – Gorumara(1N) – Siliguri
3. Western Ghats
The scenic beauty of this cloudy heaven enhances to the best possible in monsoon. You can begin either from Mumbai or Pune. The small villages along the road carpeted with lush greenery seem perfectly ideal for camping. Hill stations like Mahabaleshwar, situated on this route has its own standard in not competing against millionaire amusement parks.
Best experience:- June-November
Route length :- 1000km
Route:- Mumbai – Lonavala(Della)(1N) – Satara – Ratnagiri(1N)– Chiplun – Mahabaleshwar(2N) – Tamhini – Kolad(Rafting)– Khopoli(Imagica)(1N) – Mumbai
4. The Himalayan Roads
While the bungee jumping and river rafting in Rishikesh is the sweet dishes, while the main course lies in Uttarakhand in the form of mountain chains and awe-striking hill stations! You can take this route down in 7-10 days. Since the roads to Kinnaur and Spiti lack safety and remain closed for maintenance. So the short and sweet alternative to be taken is from Auli to Kufri directly.
Best experience:- March to September
Route length:- 1400 km
Route:- Delhi – Rishikesh(1N) – Dehradun – Mussoorie(2N) – Chakrata – Auli(1N) – Kinnaur*(2N) – Spiti(1N) – Kufri – Shimla(2N) – Solan – Delhi
5. East Coast
The famous Pamban bridge may be the pride of the route, still, it has an offering of scenes dipped in unique Tamil culture with transversal roads and well maintained with divine scenery. Mahabalipuram is the major threat at the end along with the Nilgiri hills. This journey will cost just 10-15 days, maybe more than that if you wouldn’t like to leave it due to its pleasing atmosphere.
Best experience:- November-February
Route length: – 2000 km
Route:- Chennai-Mahabalipuram (1N) – Pondicherry (2N) – Pichavaram -Rameshwaram (2N) – Kanyakumari (2N) – Munnar (2N) – Yelagiri (1N) – Chennai
6. West Coast
You can sense lush blue aqua around by reading the name itself! Fascinating beaches namely Gokarna, Udupi, Kovalam along with forests, lakes, and ghats in Coorg, Wayanad, Backwaters of Alleppey, hill stations of Kodaikanal and Ooty and the marvelous Mysore, this place deserves a 2-week trip!
Route length:- 2500km
Route:- Agonda– Karwar – Gokarna(1N) – Udupi(1N) – Coorg(1N) – Wayanad(1N) – Alleppey(1N) – Kovalam(1N) – Kodaikanal(1N) – Ooty(2N) – Mysore -Chikmagalur (1) – Agonda
7. Royal Rajasthan
While we give our main course namely Jaisalmer and Udaipur a short wait by starting off with Ranthambore or Jaipur. A 10-12 day winter trip in Rajasthan is a dream trip of many!
Best experience:- November-February
Route length:- 2400 km
Route:- Delhi – Jaipur(2) – Pushkar – Ajmer(1) – Jodhpur(2) – Jaisalmer(1) – Mt Abu(1) – Udaipur(2) – Ranthambore(1) – Delhi
8. Sikkim’s Silk Route
As the name suggests, this route was used for silk exchange with china and many other middles and eastern countries. The highlights of this trip will be snaky lakes with views of the humungous Himalaya. It’ll take a special permit to go from Gangtok to Lachung, Nathula, and Zuluk, which you can get in Gangtok. It is a must trip for true mountain lovers!
Best experience: – May-November
Route length: – 800km
Route: – Siliguri – Darjeeling(2N) – Pelling(1N) – Ravangla – Gangtok(3N) – Lachung(2N) – Nathula – Zuluk(1N) – Kalimpong(1N) – Siliguri
9. Through The North East
This 10-15 days through 2000km across the face North East realm may make you forget your past, just grasping beauty all around! The path by Guwahati and Tawang may trouble you with its notorious weather and lacking resources on the way.
Best experience:- March-October
Route length:- 2000km
Route:- Guwahati – Tawang(2N) – Kaziranga(1N) – Majuli(1N) – Kohima(2N) – Haflong(1N) – Dawki – Cherrapunji(1N) – Shillong(2) – Guwahati
10. Flower Valley
If you want to witness trekking, camping, and sightseeing on road trips, think about no place other than this beauty! The famous Naini lake act as an elixir that refreshes you and gets you ready for the next trek. Sometimes this route may turn out to be harsh and practically difficult. There’s no need to complete the trip via this route but one should proceed to keep in mind one’s own convenience. The last thing you need to remember is that you have to enjoy every inch of your trip and share it with the world!
Best experience:- May-September
Route length:- 1200 km
Route:- Delhi – Lansdowne(1) – Chopta – Valley Of Flowers(2) – Kausani(1) – Almora – Ranikhet(1) – Nainital(1) – Delhi
Whether you’re traveling for business or vacation, your nutrition and diet determine the level of energy and attention you have. Eating unhealthy snacks and meals can leave you feeling bloated and tired. That’s no way to enjoy yourself and the local atmosphere. If you want to stay energized and healthy on your trip, make sure to think about how you can eat healthier while still indulging in local delicacies.